TV Guide 2016-03-19

A new edition of Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, Sat), but The Voice UK shifts to Sunday. Bill Turnbull opens the Think Tank (3) (BBC1, weekdays). And we've a new run of Masterchef (BBC1, from Wed).

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Schedules are accurate at the time of publication; check against EPG for late changes.


Saturday 19 March

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 8.25 and 3.20).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 11am) Five episodes.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1.30 and 8pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 2pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 3pm) Six episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.30) Four from Swansea.


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.45) Richard Stilgoe.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.30) Simon Day and Paul Chowdhry, Emily Atack and Ian Lavender, Kerry Godliman and Graeme Garden, Steve Pemberton and Bob Mortimer.
  • Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV and UTV Ireland, 7.10) With musical guests. The Voice is tomorrow night.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 7.30) As seen elsewhere last night.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • You're Back in the Room (ITV, 8.40; TV3 9pm) With Chris Kamara. He never lies.

Sunday 20 March

  • Bowman (RTE Radio 1, 8.30am) A further tribute to Terry Wogan from the RTE radio archives.
  • Come Dine with Me (More 4, 9.25) Birmingham.
  • Fun House (Challenge, 10am) New to this channel.
  • Paul Daniels Tribute (Challenge, 12 noon) Episodes of Wipeout, and other shows.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1.30 and 8pm).
  • School Choir of the Year (Radio Ulster, 2pm).
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 2.40).
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 3.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (More 4, 5.20) Weston-super-Mare.


  • ITV's RTE The Voice of Holland of Ireland (RTE1, 6.30) Live 1.
  • Y Talwrn (Radio Cymru, 7.05).
  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 7.15) Repeats.
  • ITV's BBC The Voice of Holland of UK (BBC1, 7.45) Knockout 2.
  • Penn and Teller: Fool Us in Vegas (C5, 8pm).
  • American Ninja Warrior (Challenge, 8pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 2.10).
  • Think Tank (3) (BBC1, 2.15; Fr 2.55) Bill Turnbull and a cast of regulars.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Mark Foster.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Blockbusters (Challenge, 4pm) These episodes new to Challenge.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm; UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (UK Living, 7pm; Fr 6.25).
  • The Chase Australia (Challenge, 9pm).

Monday 21 March

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Brain of Britain (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • The TV That Made Me (BBC1, 3.45) Myleene Klass.
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5pm).
  • Pocket Money Pitch (CBBC, 5.30) Online.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Gyles Brandreth, Esther Rantzen, Paul Merton, Tim Rice.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Quarter-final 3.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9.50; not Wales, NI) Literature.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm) Divine inspiration, followed by Drag Race Untucked.
  • Eureka! The Big Bang Query (RTE2, 10.25).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.50).
  • Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 11.15; Wales 12.10, not NI).

Tuesday 22 March

  • Pop Idol Us (4Music, 8pm).
  • Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) Dane Baptiste, Binky Felstead, Mark-Francis Vandelli, Russell Kane.

Wednesday 23 March

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2013.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Another series begins.
  • Big Star's Little Star (ITV and UTV Ireland, 8pm) Shaun Ryder, Diane Parish, Mikey Graham.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Martyn from Cardiff.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.15) Mark Foster, Ali Williams, Chris Powell, Sophie Hitchon.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 11.15; Wales 11.45).

Thursday 24 March

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) The literary game, from 1997.
  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.20) The cooking contest returns.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Ffasiwn Bildar (S4C, 8.25) Britain's Next Top Model From A Building Site. Seriously.
  • Mission Survive (ITV and UTV Ireland, 9pm) Elephant dung.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Kevin Bridges, Joe Lycett.
  • Britain's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Juice Live (ITV2, 10pm) Johnny Vegas and Rylan Clark-Neal.

Friday 25 March - Good Friday

  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 9am) To 7pm.
  • Wildbrain (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1997.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 1.40).
  • Think Tank (BBC1, 2.55).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3.25).
  • Blockbusters (Challenge, 4pm) These episodes new to Challenge.
  • Jest a Minute (Radio Wales, 4pm) First broadcast in August 2015.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.20).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 4.30) Sam Fletcher, Grace Mandeville, Tom Craine, Dan Antopolski.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 5.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5.25; UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.45).


  • -My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (UK Living, 7pm; Fr 6.25).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; NI 9.30, Wales 7pm Sat) Reading FC, Benjamin Britten, Venice, Ulster, prohibition.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30).
  • The Bachelorette (ITVBe, 9pm) The season finale.
  • The Chase Australia (Challenge, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.10).

Sign language interpretation

  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 2.45am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.30am Wed).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 8am Thu).
  • Let's Play Darts for Sport Relief (BBC2, 2.05am Fri).
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